Imagination

Gerome, Pygmalion and Galatea, 1881

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Gallup, The Glistening Playground, 2009, 30 x 40 inches

Gallup, The Glistening Playground, 2009, 30 x 40 inches

Imagination is one of the cornerstones of art. Its use can be quietly subtle, or flagrantly push beyond the bizarre, or inspire generations of people to dream beyond their immediate circumstances and envision a world of possibilities.

One of the more quiet ways to use imagination is to recreate a real scene from life, yet include additional real objects to complete the idea of the work. Here, David Gallup created an idyllic setting of the Pacific Ocean replete with dolphins, birds, and surfers.

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Cast Shadows

Dali, Young Virgin Autosodomized by Her Own Chastity

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Cast shadow is an essential complement to painting light. Let’s see how Dali, a master of cast shadow, does it.

Dali, Young Virgin Autosodomized by Her Own Chastity


Dali, Young Virgin Autosodomized by Her Own Chastity, 1954

There are different types of shadows and a cast shadow is one in which it falls from an object. A good example of it is when you are walking on a sunny day and your shadow is tagging along, you wave and it waves back.

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